Friday, December 28, 2012

Shimmer Twine + Snowflakes = Winter Banner

Hi everyone!! Today I am going to share a new product with you that I adore!

So...have you seen the beautiful new twine that The Twinery has released recently?  SHIMMER twine!?  Swoon!! It is gorgeous!  It is fabulous!  It is so pretty & so sparkly! I love it!

I put together a winter themed project for one of the shelves in my dining room.  It needed a little sprucing up!

I used my twine to make a banner of sparkling snowflakes!  I LOVE how the shimmer in the twine works so well with the shimmer in the glitter paper that the snowflakes are cut from!  It adds just the right touch to my family themed shelf!
Here are a few closeups of the snowflake twine banner:

It was so easy to create this!  I just die cut several snowflakes with Lil' Inker Designs Snowflake Dies and then used glue dots to attach them to the Platinum Silver Shimmer Twine.  

Have you taken a look at this twine?  It is so much fun to use and adds such an quick & easy pop to craft projects!  There are two new colors available: 

Be sure to grab yours today in the Twinery Store!  Thanks for stopping by today!

And, if you love those snowflakes, you can snag those dies (set of 4) at Lil' Inker Designs!  They are wonderful!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to December's PTI blog hop!  The challenge theme this month is white on white.  We were challenged to make a card using mostly white and were allowed to add just a pop of color.

I kept it Clean & Simple.  I impressed the background with the PTI Simple Stripes impression plate and used a doily as the focal point mat.   I popped the Stitched Mats Frame: Squares from Lil' Inker Designs up on pop dots to frame the entire card (love those squares so much!!) and then used the PTI Hearts Frame die to make the glittered hearts.

I love how the little pink pop of color rounds everything out!  

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed a very Merry Christmas!  To see others who are participating in this hop or to play along yourself, visit Nichole's blog.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 (the final day) for the Lil' Inker December Release!  If you are following the blog hop you should have come from Amy's blog!  To start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

I have two cards to share with you today.

First up today, is a little cream card.  I used the 4x4 Stitched Mats Squares die.  These dies are wonderful!! You get a set of 7 nesting square dies!  If you enjoy making square cards, these dies are PERFECT!! If you like to layer using squares, these are perfect for that too!  Lots of fun uses!  The sentiment is from the new Winter Greetings stamp set. I stamped it onto the LID Double Ended Banner die.

I cut one of the snowflake images out of the square and then popped up the smaller of the snowflake images on top of the die cut.  I also die cut two more of the same snowflakes with the same vintage cream cardstock and glued them onto the cardstock.  I love the way the snowflake images look like that!

This second card is an exact replica of the card above, just in a totally different color scheme.

I used the other set of snowflakes shaped dies for this card and layered them onto the square met.  I just a glittery rhinestone in the center of the snowflake for extra pop.

These snowflake dies are so amazing! The stitched detail is AWESOME!! You'll LOVE it!!

Thanks for joining me today!  To continue on in the hop, visit Karen's blog!  Be sure to leave comments along the way because there are two $10 gift certificates up for grabs to one secret commenter along the way!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lil' Inker Release Day 2

Hello!! Welcome to another FABULOUS release from Lil' Inker Designs!  I can't wait to share with you the new products that are releasing this month!  Hold onto your seats, you're going to love them!

If you are following the hop, you should have come from my good friend Amy's blog!  If you would like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! remember those wonderful, wonderful rectangle stitched mats from a release a few months back?  Well, now we have Stitched Mats: Squares!!  Yep!!  They are equally as fabulous and fun and versatile!

For today's project I made a window card.  This is the front of the card with the window closed.  I used two sizes of the stitched mats squares dies.  One to make the "frame" on the front of the card and one to cut the window and make the inside layer.  

This is how the card looks with the card partially open.  I LOVE how the square mats have such a finished look to them with the stitching around the outside edge!!  And, don't you just love that sentiment?  That is from the new Winter Greetings sentiment set!  The little tiny snowflakes are separate images from the same set.  And, I have to take the time to mention how well the new Platinum Shimmer Twine from The Twinery goes with the is perfect!! :)

Here is the inside of the card. gorgeous are the new snowflake dies?  FABULOUS!! There are four in the set of dies, 2 of each shape, one small and one large.  LOVE!!  They are so beautiful and delicate and I LOVE how they look die cut from glitter paper!

Here is a closeup of the square mat and the beautiful snowflakes.  I put a piece of the ever-popular flair in the center of the snowflake for a little more pop.  Have you seen that flair popping up everywhere?  Even at JcPenney's!  They make great card accents!

Would you like to see all the new product photos?  Each of these items are available in the store now!

Now to continue on in the hop, you can jump on over to Karen's blog!

Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!  That gives you a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!
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